Vending Ordinance Passed

Philadelphia City Council passed unanimously on Thursday, April 23, an ordinance to regulate street and sidewalk vending in University City. The new law bans vending in certain locations starting 90 days from its passage, and requires the elimination of electrical generators after one year. Details will appear next week.

Do You Like To Sing?

Would you like to be a part of the impressive Penn Commencement Exercises on May 18th? Come join the Commencement Chorus. No audition is necessary-just a singing voice and real enthusiasm. Seniors are particularly welcome. (It's the best way you can be seen in that mob by your family.) There is one rehearsal to learn the music: Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Center. Then a rehearsal with the famous Allentown Band on Monday, May 18, at 8:30 a.m. on Franklin Field. Performance: 10 a.m.; ceremony will be over at noon. Please contact me at 898-4533.

-- Bruce Montgomery, Glee Club Director

To the Faculty: A Bookstore Plea

Although the Penn Bookstore buys back textbooks from students year-round, many students wait until the week of finals or the week after finals to sell back their books.

We ask faculty to help us to better serve the students by letting us know which books are going to continue in use. Having course-material requests to the text department before finals enables the Bookstore to pay the students more for those books that have been readopted.

The Bookstore will buy back books from a tent on Locust Walk from April 27 through May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, with extended hours (to 7 p.m.) from May 4 to May 9.

If there are any questions, please call 898-7576, or e-mail coursebk@pobox.upenn.edu.

--James R. Edmunds, Assistant General Manager

Books Overflowing?

Book donations are lagging for the Spruce Hill May Fair sale, run by the Friends of Walnut West Library as part of the larger white-elephant sale that takes place during the fair in Clark Park Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. The Spruce Hill Community Association Center (SPHA) at 257 S. 45th Street is open, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday morning, May 2, to accept donations of books and other items for the sale. To arrange another drop-off time, call 349-7825. The book sale is run by the Friends of Walnut West Library, with 30% of the book proceeds benefiting the library and the remainder going to the SPHA.

-- Beth Ann Johnson, Electronic Technician, Psychololgy Dept.



Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 31, April 28, 1998